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Training Instruments in HRD and OD is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek’s rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students and trainers. It contains a repertoire of psychological tests, questionnaires, self-evaluation tests, projective techniques and other instruments that have been used by organisations in different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada and USA. The experience from diverse users have widened the scope and application of these instruments with minor adaptations for different cultural settings. The book is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek's rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students, and trainers. This enhanced fourth edition includes: • A range of instruments for building team effectiveness in organisations. • Added information on ‘reliability and validity’ in several instruments. Celebrating its vast readership for over two decades, the book caters to Indian HRD professionals, trainers, consultants and researchers.
Chapter 17: Work–Life Balance Scale
Work–Life Balance Scale
17.1 The Instrument and its Administration
Work–life (W–L) Balance Scale is meant to diagnose the level and areas of W–L balance in an organisation, as perceived by its employees. It should be responded by the employees at various levels in different departments/sections.
17.2 Conceptual Framework
While in the pastoral and agrarian societies work and life were integrated, the industrial revolution brought about divorce between the two. Each had its own requirements, often in conflict with each other. Then the demand to have some balance between the two was voiced, especially by women employees. During the 1960s and 1970s, employers considered W–L balance mainly an issue for working mothers who struggled with the demands of their jobs and raising children. During the 1980s, ...